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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Puttock (Naut) See Futtock.
    • n Puttock (Zoöl) The European kite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n puttock A kind of hawk. The kite or glede, Milvus regalis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Puttock pōōt′ok (Shak.) a kite, a buzzard.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Pout a young bird, Poult


In literature:

Mr. Puttock, I know, isn't at home; but if he were, he couldn't come.
"The American Senator" by Anthony Trollope
Should he help Puttock to remove Norburn, or lend Norburn a hand in ousting Puttock?
"Half a Hero" by Anthony Hope
Other names of the hawk class are Buzzard and Puttock, i.e.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Puttock, name for kite, 132.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer

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